As part of our commitment to assisting the most vulnerable in our society, the St Vincent de Paul Society provides support services to newly-arrived children and families of refugee backgrounds.
The St Vincent de Paul Society has a long history of helping migrants and refugees. Catholic social teaching places a special onus on the St Vincent de Paul Society to help those who seek asylum, having fled war, persecution, injustice or intolerance. As a signatory to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the status of refugees, Australia is obligated to welcome and offer on-going friendship to all asylum seekers.
The Society has a number of programs in different states and territories that support refugee children and families as they settle into life in Australia.
Contact us to learn more about resettling services in your area.